From the moment you arrive at Riccardo’s By The Bridge you will see why this Astoria, Queens catering landmark has been the setting for over 50 years worth of memories. Riccardo’s is the perfect banquet hall, able to host an event of any size, from a gathering of 50 to a grand affair of over 400 guests. Located just two minutes from the Triboro Bridge (now the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge) and snug in the heart of historic Astoria/Long Island City, Riccardo’s is convenient to Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn, and enjoys several mass transit connections. On–site Valet parking for all your guests make the convenient trip even more so.
The true story of Operation Market Garden, the Allies attempt, in September 1944, to hasten the end of WW2 by driving through Belgium and Holland into Germany. The idea was for US airborne divisions to take the towns of Eindhoven and Nijmegen and a British airborne division, reinforced by a Polish airborne brigade, to take the town of Arnhem. They would be reinforced, in due course and in turn, by the British XXX Corps, land-based and driving up from the British lines in the south. The key to the operation was the bridges, as if the Germans held or blew them, the paratroopers could not be relieved. Faulty intelligence, Allied high command hubris and stubborn German resistance would ensure that Arnhem was a bridge too far. Written by grantss